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Facebook, wth are you doing?

February 17th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

The news of Facebook’s terms of service changes has hit the blogosphere pretty hard recently. See the page I saw pop up on Digg at the bottom of this blog post.

So Facebook’s change is that they now claim ownership over any and all of the content you post on the site FOREVER. The biggie for most people is the fact that this encompasses accounts that are canceled. It is commonly the idea that if you have information you don’t want on Facebook anymore, you will simply cancel the account, but such is no longer the case. On top of this, Facebook is now claiming 175 million users… that is 175 million users that all have their information at the mercy of Facebook’s whimes. We shall see what happens with this… wonder how many will be lost to attrition compared to the growing numbers that are constantly being gained. Is Facebook becoming the new Google in the sense that they are getting so big that they can do whatever they want?

Source: http://consumerist.com/5150175/facebooks-new-terms-of-service-we-can-do-anything-we-want-with-your-content-forever

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